43 thoughts on “The 32nd Dáil: A Look Ahead

  1. Frilly Keane

    Ah you’ve upset me now

    Now all I can think of is Jack Chambers hair as it gets closer to the Ministerial Seats

  2. ABM

    Surely the good artist meant budget 2017?

    This is what happens when hungover children are given crayons.

  3. The People's Hero

    And this is what happens when you vote in a crap load of locally interested populist independents….

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Yeah, as opposed to the stunning intellect, integrity, patriotism and gravitas of “the party men” we’ve all come to love and admire.

    2. Otis Blue

      As distinct from the cravenly clientelist party hacks and the Ministers who deliver the goodies to their constituencies each and every time?

    1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

      Dom Perignon I think it is if the arrangement all works out

  4. some old queen

    The budgets will pass because they will be agreed well in advance and stage managed to the nth degree. It is something else unplanned which will cause the fall.

    FF is playing a power game but the mood of the electorate next time around is a great unknown. The fact that they both held the country to ransom during this charade may see the mold permanently broken.

    In the mean time Enda, Joan and Gerry will all exit left of course.

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      Some old. You have it aright. A minimum of three years will be necessary for the really meaningful pension entitlements to accrue. That’s what all the hysteria about the Government’s longevity has been about. I should be profoundly disappointed but, human nature is human nature, and only a fool (e.g. me) doesn’t look after number one. Nonetheless, a plague and a pox on these hyppocrites.

      1. some old queen

        I worked for a man who now has a pension of 80k and very little else. People hanging on for pensions are just killing themselves from the inside out.

        1. Sheik Yahbouti

          That’s a profound and unusual insight, some old – and no, I ‘m not being snotty.

  5. Fully Keen

    It’s easy to be cynical.

    Can I get my own post to spout some ill thought out drivel?


    1. Mick Flavin

      Yes, it is easy to be cynical.

      If you’re inclined to send in your ill-thought out drivel, as I did mine, then there’s a good chance it’d be used.
      You even asked nicely.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Mick, I’m loving you more every day.
        Platonic, of course.

        This Anne , Fully Keen cough! doesn’t seem totally legit to me.

        I also found the mannerly manner to be the only part worth commenting on.
        You’re sound.

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

          Here Mick,
          -Do you know would be really funny?

          I’m just thinking of it now, now that you mentioned it.
          -Imagine if I started sending in MY stuff?

          That would be MAD funny.

          Relax, I’m not going to do it.
          -I was only messing.
          -It sounds like work. I don’t do that.

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            *…-It sounds like work. I don’t do that.

            -Let me explain that…
            I get paid for doing nothing*, but I wont do anything if I’m not getting paid.

            I just need to figure out a way to get paid for doing less.

            *NO, I’m NOT on Social Welfare. I have a strange job. It’s none of your business.
            -I don’t ask you how many times you won ‘Employee Of The month’, do I?

            -A little bit of respect., please.

    2. Clampers Outside!

      ‘Ill thought out’….. that kinda thing goes on all the time in Irish politics. That’s not being cynical.

      What about the politicians before the election taking credit for jobs they’d nothing to do with…. one had a pic, he turning a sod for a school or some sh#te…. that was built the previous year, and nothing to do with him.
      To laughed the cartoon isnt cynical….

  6. Spagnolia von Hoop

    I got it Flav. Budget ’16 was held in Oct ’15 and did indeed coincide with FF rumblings amongst the long grass.

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      @ Spagnolia von Hoop;

      I remember Flav.
      -He was the bloke with the big clock around his neck. He looked stupid then.
      – He was in what stupid people call a ‘band’.
      -Bands have in$tuments.
      -Wu Tang was bigger than that, and never you be forgetting.

      Hippa-to-de-HOOPa, an’ ya just don’t stoopa…

      Take a break.

      The rest of your comment made no sense.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Sorry, Spaghetti Von Who.

        Somebody else deserves my attention..
        -If you are NOT her, please ignore me.
        -You don’t too

        That’s all I should say.

        -Hang on, I haven’t made a subtle spelling mistake yet…
        -I haven’t used ITALICs.

        I must be loosing it

        1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq


          The people who read this site are the most intelligent readers in the land.
          …hang on, I need to go for a pee…
          I’m back…where was I?…Oh yeah….

          I have tremendous respect for their bullpoo and their opioninationistical pontifications, I really do. I get it, no really…I do.
          -You think I’m messing. I don’t mess.

          ANNEy time.
          -Don’t stop now.

  7. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq


    I don’t know if I’m over-stepping me mark here but I just had a great idea.

    What if I was to offer ALL my Internet Dollars to the guy who made that ‘Anti-LJG’ extension last week or the week before? Or the week before that, I loose trak.
    -All I want is some kind of alert for whenever Anne posts something, so as I can support her. (Hurr-di-hurr-hurr…)
    -You could set it to only start working after 12 noon. She’s seldom never up before then.

    If you make the App I might buy a phone.
    Then I could ignore her better.

    -You know it makes sense.

        1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

          does watching a public meltdown challenge your bourgeios notions of propriety Harry?

          1. They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab

            You’re quite right – I spelled ‘bourgeois’ incorrectly.


    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      Not YOUR comment, Spagnolia von Hoop’s comment.
      -I know you have integrity and that you are a very nice person. You wouldn’t use more than one name.
      -I don’t know how you’re getting confused about it. Me and you are mates.

      It’s that Confetti Bum-Soup that’s causing all the confusion.

  8. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Forget all that!!!!!
    -There’s a documentary on RTÉ 2 right now.
    -You don’t want to miss it.

    It’s about a bunch of priests on an aeroplane. One of them has a roll of sellotape.

    -Sorry, I have to watch the rest of it. There’s about seven of us standing at the window of this shop. One of the blokes at the back keeps pushing and it’s getting on me wick.
    I’ll tell you if anything mad happens.

  9. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

    Sorry, I shouldn’t have gotten so excited.
    -Turned out to a load of rubbish…like a Paul Williams ‘exposé’ on TV3, but slightly more believable.

    Is this really what I don’t pay my Television License for?

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